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Get Involved as a Parent

Palm Beach Day Academy is a true family school.

We consider our parents to be valued partners in each child’s education. Family involvement not only maintains the high standards of our school but also provides rewarding experiences for students and parents alike.

Parent School Council (PSC)

Parents are invited to show their support of PBDA through participation in PBDA’s Parent School Council (PSC). Volunteerism is a longstanding tradition at Palm Beach Day Academy and each year, there are various opportunities for every parent to get involved.

For a list of all parent volunteer opportunities available to those on both campuses for the 2022-2023 school year, please continue reading. For additional details on our PSC, please visit the ‘Parent Student Council’ Resource Board in your Bulldog Den.

PSC Meetings 2022-2023

All parents are invited to attend the following PSC Meetings, held at 8:30 a.m. and located on alternating campuses. Join us beginning at 8:15 a.m. for coffee and light bites before the start of each meeting.

Date Location
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 Lower Campus Discovery
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Upper Campus Library
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Lower Campus Discovery
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Upper Campus Library
Monday, March 6, 2023 Lower Campus Discovery
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 Upper Campus Library
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Lower Campus Discovery

PSC Executive Committee Contact List 2022-2023

Please reach out to with any questions or suggestions.

Title Officer
President Hayley Schapiro
Vice President (Lower) Lauren Kenny
Vice President (Upper) Elizabeth DeBrule
Secretary Shayla McGuire
Programs Chairperson Allyson Mashek
Programs VP (Lower) Jennifer Lazzara
Programs VP (Upper) Sarah Temple
Parent Representative (Pre-Primary and Primary) Kalley Hoffman
Parent Representative (K-3) Elizabeth Leeds
Parent Representative (4-9) Jennie Adams
Head of School Fanning Hearon
Past President Christina Macfarland ’98
Board of Trustees Liaison Caroline Rafferty
School Liaison (Lower) Martha Bjorklund
School Liaison (Upper) Shana Dutkewych

The mission of the council is two-fold: fostering communication among constituents of the school community and serving the school in non-academic functions, which are always family affairs.

Special Interest Committees ’22-’23